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Students write a praise chorus and discover the composition of the Earth's crust.  In this Biblical creation and the Earth's crust activity, students read a praise passage from Psalms and perform a choral reading.  Students discuss the gifts God created in the Earth and the layers beneath their feet.
Young scholars explore Earth science by answering geology questions. In this plate tectonics lesson, students identify the regions in New Zealand prone to earthquakes due to faults and plate friction. Young scholars utilize fruit peels, water and a jug to conduct an experiment which mimics the movement of Earth's crust as well as other activities which simulate Earth movement.
Students study the layers of the Earth.  In this Earth's crust lesson students complete an activity, divide into groups and diagram and define given terms. 
Young scholars explore the Earth's crust. In this earth science lesson plan, students participate in 2 activities that demonstrate physical and chemical weathering. Young scholars also play Jeopardy with topics including volcanoes, earthquakes, weathering, glaciers, and plate tectonics.
Young scholars investigate the Earth's crust. In this geology instructional activity, students identify the materials made up of the Earth's crust and investigate the different kinds of soil.
Though several of the images are blurry, this slide show on plate tectonics is terrific! Simply take a little time to replace blurry diagrams with higher quality variations, and you are set to rock your earth science class!
Students watch the movie Discovering Timpanogos Cave to study the changes in the earth's crust and the formation of caverns. They experiment with vinegar and limestone to observe changes and record crystal formation.
Practice reading comprehension by approaching oceanography through 2 pages of informational text. The text compares the ocean floor to the Grand Canyon to gives students perspective, and gives a brief coverage of the earth's crust and ocean floor characteristics. Ten true/false questions follow, prompting students on direct recall and comprehension. To add interest, consider some pre-reading activities, such as guessing words that will appear in the text!
Students observe and analyze weathering. In this earth science activity, students demonstrate physical and chemical weathering in two experiments, then write questions for a class Jeopardy game.
Students study the basic elements of the Earth's crust: rocks, soils and minerals. They categorize rocks, soils and minerals and how they are literally the foundation for our civilization. They also explore how engineers use rock soils for many different purposes.
Students use a nectarine to represent the planet earth in order to explain the ratio and proportion of the earth's crust, core, and usable land surface. They identify the crust, mantle and core of the earth.
Young scholars identify materials as either chemically or physically weathered. They describe how a glacier can change the earth's crust, and identify at least five examples of changes in the earth's crust in their neighborhood.
This PowerPoint provides a multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank format for reviewing vocabulary and related content following an "earth's crust" science unit. The information is concise and age-appropriate and the font and colors are simple and appealing, but the repeated graphic of children jumping rope at the top of each slide seems inconsistent with the content.
Students identify the eight elements that make up the earth's crust. They conduct Internet research, develop a data table, develop a model of an atom, interpret information to identify the eight elements, and create a circle graph using data.
In this Earth's crust worksheet, students define key terms associated with the Earth's crust. Students review the types of stress and the kinds of faults. This worksheet has 9 matching, 5 multiple choice, 1 graphic organizer, and 6 fill in the blank questions.
Students complete a narrative paper and a drawing depicting how the formation of oil and natural gas taken from the Earth's crust were once plants and animals millions of years ago. In this oil and natural gas lesson plan, students read, observe pictures, and also fill out worksheets.
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to demonstrate faulting and folding of Earth's crust. A second activity is also included in which individuals research Pangaea, Laurasia, and Gondwana. Plenty of background information and a grading rubric are included to support you with these assignments.
Students examine the layers of the Earth by comparing it to a hard-boiled egg. In this layers of the Earth lesson, students decorate an egg with the continents and oceans. They examine and compare the inner layers of an egg to those of the Earth before discussing how volcanos are formed. They complete the associated worksheet.
Students watch a slideshow and review various pictures, footage and maps that illustrate earthquakes and their effects. They use candy bars to demonstrate stresses and types of faults in the Earth's crust and plot information on maps.
Students research physical science by creating a model in class. In this earth layers lesson, students define the Earth inner and outer core as well as the crust and their characteristics. Students utilize clay, marbles and a knife to construct a model Earth while illustrating the layers.

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